A People's History of the United States
1492 - Present

Zinn, Howard
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Publisher:  Harper Collins, USA
Year First Published:  {23456 A People's History of the United States PEOPLES HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES 1492 - Present Zinn, Howard ttp://libcom.org/a-peoples-history-of-the-united-states-howard-zinn/1-columbus-the-indians-and-human-progres Harper Collins USA Zinn's history includes those most ignored by typical American textbook history, including Indians, blacks, women and workers. 1995 2003 752pp $27 BC23456s-PeoplesHistoryUSA.jpg B Book 0060528370 E178.Z75 2003 973.92--dc21 A detailed historical review of United States history from 1492 to 2002. Zinn sets out to tell America's story from the point of view of America's women, factory workers, African Americans, Native Americans, working poor and immigrant labourers. Whereas most history reflects the perspective of the powerful, Zinn looks at history from the other side and challenges the norm that 'winners always write the history books'. <br> <br>Zinn outlines American history from a different perspective, and challenges mainstream history by consulting alternate sources. The book contains contemporary accounts ranging from a reporter who lived during the socialist movement of the early 1910s, to the writings of a Yale emeritus professor on the brutality of Columbus towards the natives. <br> <br>Topics covered include the 'discovery' of America, the slave trade, the American Revolution, the Bill of Rights, the war in Mexico, the Civil War, the US role in the two World Wars. In the second half of the book, Zinn concentrates on the Cold War period, the civil rights movement, and chronicles the Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton administrations. <br> <br>Other topics and well-known names in American history include the struggles of the NAACP, Martin Luther King, Thurgood Marshall, FDR, Nixon and many more. The book concludes with the devastating effects of 9/11 and the war in Afghanistan. <br> <br>[Abstract by Vei Chong] <br> <br> <br> <br>Table of Contents <br> <br>1. Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progress <br>2. Drawing the Colour Line <br>3. Persons of Mean and Vile Condition <br>4. Tyranny is Tyranny <br>5. A Kind of Revolution <br>6. The Intimately Oppressed <br>7. As Long as Grass Grows or Water Runs <br>8. We Take Nothing by Conquest, Thank God <br>9. Slavery Without Submission, Emancipation Without Freedom <br>10. The Other Civil War <br>11. Robber Barons and Rebels <br>12. The Empire and the People <br>13. The Socialist Challenge <br>14. War is the Health of the State <br>15. Self-help in Hard Times <br>16. A People's War? <br>17. "Or Does it Explode?" <br>18. The Impossible Victory: Vietnam <br>19. Surprises <br>20. The Seventies under Control? <br>21. Carter - Reagan - Bush: The Bipartisan Consensus <br>22. The Unreported Resistance <br>23. The Coming Revolt of the Guards <br>24. The Clinton Presidency <br>25. The 2000 Election and the "War on Terrorism" <br>Afterword <br>Bibliography <br>Index CX8894 1 true true false CX8894.htm [0xc000148e70 0xc00028d410 0xc0002bab70 0xc000468630 0xc0000966c0 0xc0001549f0 0xc0004f4480 0xc000226330 0xc0006b1f80 0xc0007c6d20 0xc0003aa8d0 0xc00046f020 0xc0004c4840 0xc000677d40 0xc000718f90 0xc0007e60f0 0xc000b5b560 0xc00061c0f0 0xc00064eab0 0xc00066f4a0 0xc000818510 0xc000c9ec60 0xc001194360 0xc00124c180 0xc000bc5e30 0xc000ffd2c0 0xc0010c83f0 0xc001144960 0xc000c84de0 0xc000ef6840 0xc00122d230 0xc0009eecf0 0xc000d1e030 0xc00136aff0 0xc0013ce540 0xc0023549f0 0xc0024e2390 0xc0024e30b0 0xc00260b440 0xc000386870 0xc000abb350 0xc00151d770 0xc00162ba40 0xc0019fb170 0xc001a52990 0xc001abcc90 0xc001aedad0 0xc001b43350 0xc001d7fad0 0xc001f6bef0 0xc002019350 0xc002413f50 0xc002753d40 0xc0027f5ef0] Cx}
Year Published:  2003
Pages:  752pp   Price:  $27   ISBN:  0060528370
Library of Congress Number:  E178.Z75 2003   Dewey:  973.92--dc21
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX8894

Zinn's history includes those most ignored by typical American textbook history, including Indians, blacks, women and workers.

Abstract: 
A detailed historical review of United States history from 1492 to 2002. Zinn sets out to tell America's story from the point of view of America's women, factory workers, African Americans, Native Americans, working poor and immigrant labourers. Whereas most history reflects the perspective of the powerful, Zinn looks at history from the other side and challenges the norm that 'winners always write the history books'.

Zinn outlines American history from a different perspective, and challenges mainstream history by consulting alternate sources. The book contains contemporary accounts ranging from a reporter who lived during the socialist movement of the early 1910s, to the writings of a Yale emeritus professor on the brutality of Columbus towards the natives.

Topics covered include the 'discovery' of America, the slave trade, the American Revolution, the Bill of Rights, the war in Mexico, the Civil War, the US role in the two World Wars. In the second half of the book, Zinn concentrates on the Cold War period, the civil rights movement, and chronicles the Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton administrations.

Other topics and well-known names in American history include the struggles of the NAACP, Martin Luther King, Thurgood Marshall, FDR, Nixon and many more. The book concludes with the devastating effects of 9/11 and the war in Afghanistan.

[Abstract by Vei Chong]



Table of Contents

1. Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progress
2. Drawing the Colour Line
3. Persons of Mean and Vile Condition
4. Tyranny is Tyranny
5. A Kind of Revolution
6. The Intimately Oppressed
7. As Long as Grass Grows or Water Runs
8. We Take Nothing by Conquest, Thank God
9. Slavery Without Submission, Emancipation Without Freedom
10. The Other Civil War
11. Robber Barons and Rebels
12. The Empire and the People
13. The Socialist Challenge
14. War is the Health of the State
15. Self-help in Hard Times
16. A People's War?
17. "Or Does it Explode?"
18. The Impossible Victory: Vietnam
19. Surprises
20. The Seventies under Control?
21. Carter - Reagan - Bush: The Bipartisan Consensus
22. The Unreported Resistance
23. The Coming Revolt of the Guards
24. The Clinton Presidency
25. The 2000 Election and the "War on Terrorism"
Afterword
Bibliography
Index

Subject Headings

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